Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Canucks Trade For Tommi

From TSN:

The Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday acquired right wing Tommi Santala and a fifth-round pick in the 2007 draft from the Atlanta Thrashers for a conditional fourth-round pick in 2007.

Santala, 26, joins the Canucks after playing 43 games last season inthe Finnish Elite League with Jokerit of Helsinki and recording nine goals and 23 assists. In 2003-04, Santala played 33 games with Atlanta and had one goal and two assists.
His TSN scouting report:

Assets: Has very good size for the pivot position. Is a skilled playmaker. Doesn't mind mixing it up and is fundamentally sound at both ends of the ice.
Flaws: Needs to better adjust to the rigors of the North American game. Tends to struggle in the goal-scoring department.
Career potential: Checking line center.
Just what the Canucks need. Another checking line center.

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posted by J.J. Guerrero, 8:18 PM


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